Family Matters

Fri, 12/13/2250

The late afternoon sky was just beginning to darken when Morgelo stepped from the University building. Leaning against the wall, he pulled a pack of cigarettes from his back pocket; half remained, with a lighter tucked into the carton. Taking one of the sticks and the lighter, the man lit the cigarette and then put the lighter and pack back into his pocket. For a moment he stayed there, watching the people moving around the lawn; a few of the younger students were busy making a snowman, complete with a scarf, hat, and carrot nose.

He was relaxing, having spent nearly the entire day studying for the upcoming finals. Being out of his room and breathing fresh air, along with the cigarette, was almost immediately a balm to his stress. He was feeling hungry, and his thoughts turned to his sister, and what she’d be doing right then- not studying, if he knew her. She always put that off until the last possible moment and then begged for his help. And for his part, he couldn’t ever say no.

Maybe she’d like dinner. Taking a last drag at the cigarette, Melo rubbed it out against the brick wall of the building, making sure the last ember was out before tossing it into a trash can and heading across the lawn to the Owls’ House. A few of the kids waved at him, those he had come to know since arriving. Waving back, he called a greeting to them but didn’t stop on his way to Mey’s room. He knocked on the door and waited for her to call him in or open up.

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Saturday 12/14/2250

 

 

Amelia Caverly, Ariel Collins, Ayato Caven, Beck Snow, Dora Santos, Eglantine Gardner, Eugene Cupid, Kamryn Karelam, Michael Murdoch, Miska Erdos, Reid Firewolf and Sparky Keese are in the group
Sparky Keese 7:28 AM: Eugene Fucking Cupid if you don’t have your half of the essay done by now I will personally skin your fucking hide.
Eugene Cupid 7:34 AM: C’mon man i’ve got like 40%, my lil bro is a slow worker
Sparky Keese 7:35 AM: Dude it’s due Tuesday and I know you do shit for shit on the weekends.
Eugene Cupid 7:38 AM: actually i’ll have u know im doing the chorus performance tonight, @eglantine will kill me if i start belting out the wrongs words or my literature analysis
Eglantine Gardner 7:42 AM: Damn straight i’ll be annoyed, I don’t need Aelita screaming at me about the Chorus fucking up “her performance”
Eugene Cupid 7:45 AM: yeah she’s giving me mad vibes, man
Sparky Keese 7:48 AM: Tell her to shut the fuck up
Sparky Keese 7:48 AM: Or just like, knock her ass out for a bit until the concert
Amelia Caverly 7:50 AM: I mean i tried to get her to go bed
Amelia Caverly 7:51 AM: She’s, like, super duper important for the concert and a great player but she’s kind of driving us all crazy
Amelia Caverly 7:52 AM: @Dora???? Have you heard anything?
Michael Murdoch 7:53 AM: There’s crazy and then there’s Aelita
Reid Firewolf 7:55 AM: Do you know she’s abandoned every patrol she’s had this week just to go fiddle around? Is she preparing for her duel with the devil?
Miska Erdos 7:59 AM: Gonna fight his ass for that gold violin
Kamryn Karelam 8:02 AM: She could probably just pay for it without so much effort
Ariel Collins 8:05 AM: How easy is an all-gold violin to find?
Amelia Caverly 8:07 AM: @Dora
Amelia Caverly 8:08 AM: @Dora
Amelia Caverly 8:08 AM: @Dora
Reid Firewolf 8:09 AM: jesus @Dora put an end to this
Eglantine Gardner 8:10 AM: What are we bothering @Dora about?
Ariel Collins 8:11 AM: Whether or not Rede has taken a train to crazy town, I think.
Eugene Cupid 8:13 AM: she’s trying her best, man
Dora Santos 8:14 AM: Guys I was taking a shower chill
Dora Santos 8:14 AM: I still haven’t been able to corner Aelita, and If I do she puts her hands in her head and yells and runs away sso
Kamryn Karelam 8:16 AM: Sounds effective
Sparky Keese 8:16 AM: Son.
Eugene Cupid 8:17 AM: She has a lot of feelings okay
Amelia Caverly 8:19 AM: ur fucking telling me
Dora Santos 8:20 @Amelia ????????? Did she talk to you??????????
Amelia Caverly 8:22 AM: uhhhhhh sort of
Miska Erdos 8:23 AM: DA FAK DOES THAT MEAN
Amelia Caverly 8:25 AM: it means sort of
Amelia Caverly 8:25 AM: i mean she was like, super upset in the auditorium and i was just trying to keep her from going nuts
Amelia Caverly 8:27 AM: i told her to go get a nap, talk to dora, and get herself taken care of but i guess she didn’t listen so idk
Eglantine Gardner 8:28 AM: Aelita’s great at being a Mother Hen until someone Mother Hens her
Eugene Cupid 8:29 AM: you can’t out-hen the hen man
Dora Santos 8:30 AM: Did she talk to you about anything that was happening?
Amelia Caverly 8:32 AM: she did that word vomit thing shes does so yeah
Michael Murdoch 8:34 AM: **hums jeopardy music**
Sparky Keese 8:35 AM: She does know that we can see when she pauses and begins writing, right? Because if I get anything less than a book about this shit I will be sorely disappointed
Amelia Caverly 8:36 AM: like, her dad died, her mom is shitty, and she’s 100% set on the idea that u and Gwen hate her guts and not really sure how she got that idea but i think she’s having that sweet, sweet 1/1000th life crisis.
Amelia Caverly 8:38 AM: bitch u try explaining this shit
Miska Erdos 8:39 AM: I got this hemhem BITCH IS CRAY, we love her, BUT SHE CRAY
Amelia Caverly 8:40 AM: A) rude. B) she’s just realling from the whole ‘the love of my life hates my guts’ feeling you get whenever someone rejects you
Amelia Caverly 8:41 AM: harsh, dora
Eugene Cupid 8:42 AM: I’m sorry what?/
Miska Erdos 8:42 AM: SHIT JUST GOT DEEP
Miska Erdos 8:43 AM: IT IS TOO EARLY FOR THIS KIND OF SHIT TO BE HAPPENING
Ariel Collins 8:45 AM: I guess I need popcorn
Amelia Caverly 8:49 AM: @Dora?
Dora Santos 8:50 AM: She told you about that then? I told her we could still be friends but she just kind of screams and runs away, it’s not my fault I’m not interested in women???
Eugene Cupid 8:51 AM: hwat the fuck are we talking about
Eugene Cupid 8:51 AM: OH SHIT
Eglantine Gardner 8:51 AM: I PUT DOWN MY PHONE FOR 10 MINUTES
Eglantine Gardner 8:52 AM: AELITA FINALLY TOLD DORA SHE LIKED HER?????
Sparky Keese 8:53 AM: SON.
Eugene Cupid 8:53 AM: FUCK
Ariel Collins 8:54 AM: i thought you were like, super empathetic or something cupid
Amelia Caverly 8:55 AM: it was obvious as shit @eugene.
Amelia Caverly 8:55 AM: and i mean yeah i get ur not gay but like, shit her dad just died and she’s a really good person
Kamryn Karelam 8:58 AM: hey maybe put the breaks on
Kamryn Karelam 8:58 AM: we all love Aelita we all wants what best for her but she can’t be forced to love someone
Eglantine Gardner 8:59 AM: Yeah, even when she’s being a pain in our asses
Michael Murdoch 8:59 AM: You okay @dora?
Amelia Caverly 9:02 AM: shit dora, you don’t need to get twisted up about it. It’s just a harmless crush anyway
Dora Santos 9:04 AM: It’d clearly a big deal because I have lost my best friend who’s running herself ragged because I’m so fucked up that I can’t return my feelings because I was pretty sure for the last however long that I was asexual and now I’m not even sure about that so I don’t need you making me feel like even more shit because I”m not gay enough to return her fellings
Amelia Caverly 9:06 AM: i’m not trying to make you feel like shit im just saying it how it is
Sparky Keese 9:06 AM: To be fair you don’t have to be gay, just bi
Eugene Cupid 9:07 AM: Not cool Amelia, this isn’t a soap opera for you to ship on. Aelita will be fine, everyone gets rejected, she just needs a little bit. It’d be much worse if Dora tried to play along and made it worse when Aelita realized it wasn’t real and feels bad for forcing her bestie into something.
Eglantine Gardner 9:07 AM: @dora deep breaths okay, no one thinks you have to return a one sided crush
Miska Erdos 9:08 AM: Holy shit dude is that new student counselour ever going to get hired because i am legit certain 80% of the students here need psych help
Miska Erdos 9:08 AM: Just saying
Dora Santos 9:09 AM: I already have a therapist, but thanks for the concern anyways, @Miska.
Dora Santos 9:09 AM: And I’m just saying how it is, how Aelita knows it is, she knows I’ve always thought I was asexual and no where near or capable of a relationship of any kind and I never once blamed her for springing it on me, but you can’t blame her shoving her head in the sand and ignoring me begging and pleading to talk to her, on me
Amelia Caverly 9:10 AM: maybe you should leave her alone then?
Dora Santos 9:11 AM: Maybe I would consider it if I didn’t have people telling me five times a day to come wrangle her or talk to her because she’s acting crazy
Reid Firewolf 9:13 AM: well im not babysitting
Eugene Cupid 9:15 AM: I’ll babysit!
Kamryn Karelam 9:16 AM: i don’t think the baby can babysit
Eglantine Gardner 9:17 AM: @Amelia, @dora has a point, I know I’ve asked dora to get aelita like three times in the last few days, and then we all kind of swarmed her after those texts she sent at 2 in the fucking morning
Amelia Caverly 9:19 AM: idk man. The concert will be over after tonight, and then finals will be over soon, so maybe break will help.
Kamryn Karelam 9:20 AM: hey guys i have stuff to do today so i’m going to hop off
Kamryn Karelam has left the group
Sparky Keese 9:21 AM: @dora lets go get breakfast, i pulled an all nighter and i desperately need coffee
Reid Firewolf has left the group
Miska Erdos 9:23 AM: Fuck am i invited or is that a girls only party
Ariel Collins 9:24 AM: miska u are a girl, lets go get waffles
Eglantine Gardner 9:25 AM: @dora i’m pulling pants on for breakfast so you better open your door
Amelia Caverly 9:28 AM: is it cool if i join? @dora, i still love you 😦
Dora Santos 9:29 AM: Yeah, @amelia, that’s fine, I know, it’s just stressful, I’m walking over with Eggie and Miska now
Amelia Caverly 9:30 AM: Awesome 🙂 See you there!